Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-03-2009, 14:20   #16
Ram
Registered User
 
Ram's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cruising Greece
Boat: Cat in the med & Trawler in Florida
Posts: 2,298
Images: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by zeehag View Post
Antigua was considered safe--- there are no safe places in third world nations for flaunting wealth and position.......is far safer to not be conspicuous. safe spots?? usa is still SAFE--maybe...as the economy falters, so does safety. believe or not---is your life---reading of others problems that were brought about by conspicuous consumption-or of someone ignoring safety factors in 3rd world nations--guess where cruising grounds are!!!!--a trait of our constituency--is not and never will be a safety factor.
awareness of surroundings is basic and is necessary to survival. be safe and see what there is to see in this big world. we all know there are no SAFE places in 3rd world nations. goood luck and happy cruising.

WHos talking about Flaunting wealth and Position???
Its very simple , stay away from places that are having a lot of crime- many 3 world countrys are very safe to cruise and many are not - its up to each person to determine which ones are safe before landing there-
__________________

__________________
Ram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 14:35   #17
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,775
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ram View Post
WHos talking about Flaunting wealth and Position???
Its very simple , stay away from places that are having a lot of crime- many 3 world countrys are very safe to cruise and many are not - its up to each person to determine which ones are safe before landing there-
when the persons being kidnapped and killed are crew on megas, there is a position and wealth factor. if it is not obvious, then maybe should be....just be careful where you go--the economy makes a very big difference and those of us with boats are considered wealthy in the eyes of the 3 world dwellers. have fun and enjoy your cruising.
__________________

zeehag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 17:27   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: UK East Coast
Boat: Riviera 35
Posts: 285
Arlington, Virginia. Brixton, London. Safer than Antigua?

Both have a higher murder rate per head of population.

Yet would you describe Washinton and London as unsafe to the point of not going there?

Safety is becoming a bigger issue these days, but there is still a large element of "perception" in the mix - mostly due to what we see in the media etc.

One of the most dangerous thing we do is drive cars. MacNemara highlighted the fact that the same number of Americans die on the roads in the US every year, than were killed in the whole of the Vietnam War.

Anyway, sorry, a bit of thread drift here. It is was only windy in St Thomas.
__________________
MoonlightShadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 18:41   #19
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,775
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
i believe the point is--it doesn t matter where ya go--is the way in which one represents self and what appearance might cause problems---adaptibility is very important---whether doing emergency nursing in a ghetto war zone in lost angeles or sailing a fanch dancy boat in a 3rd world nation or sitting on a train somewhere----no one is SAFE anywhere----donot count on safety as given anywhere.
zeehag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 19:09   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: where ever my anchor is
Boat: 28' Bristol Channel Cutter - Angelsea
Posts: 215
Images: 3
oh by the way. Got knocked down twice more. gusts up to 50knts. Saw a couple of hard bottom inflatables flipped over. there was also some reports of damage and injury across the Virgins, not just Long Bay.

You folks keep it up and I will have St. Thomas all to myself....thanks.
__________________
Gary Shanti's blog
"two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts will get you back on the freeway"
seacap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2009, 13:49   #21
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: UK East Coast
Boat: Riviera 35
Posts: 285
Sorry Gary, it's those F11 winds that have blown us completely off thread.

Look on the positive side: you have one hell of an anchor!!!

Deep keel, precious little windage, 7-tonnes of boat, and you got knocked down three times. That must be some kind of a record. You sound like you are OK though?
__________________
A reasonable person, accepts the Status Quo. An unreasonable person, wants to change it. All progress is therefore made by unreasonable people. Me, I'm just apathetic about the status quo. I think we want it back.
MoonlightShadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2009, 18:09   #22
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: where ever my anchor is
Boat: 28' Bristol Channel Cutter - Angelsea
Posts: 215
Images: 3
Talking

Ya Moon, had a 35lb CQR w/125 5/16HT down in Clay. Great holding here . Now don't start an anchor thread drift.

Talked to a boat that broke there boom this weekend.
__________________

__________________
Gary Shanti's blog
"two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts will get you back on the freeway"
seacap is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Some wild ride! SabreKai Seamanship & Boat Handling 24 09-02-2009 12:19
Dragon Lady, Ruff Times and High Times skipgundlach General Sailing Forum 1 30-09-2008 10:13
Wild Thing Mercator General Sailing Forum 10 14-09-2008 16:50
January 1 – It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… skipgundlach General Sailing Forum 1 01-01-2008 06:50
wild soul searcher Powered Boats 2 10-01-2007 16:40



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:06.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.